Veneers are facings that are bonded to the front of your teeth.

Veneers are used to overcome smile problems of colour and shape and there are many situations where they are a useful procedure and can make a profound difference to a person’s smile.  They can be made from composite material or porcelain:

  • Porcelain veneers give the best aesthetic results, but require two visits and are more expensive
  • Composite veneers are less expensive, require a single visit only and are more easily modified / repaired and still give great results

This cosmetic treatment requires a small amount of tooth removal in most cases.

While this point will often be glossed over by dentists who heavily promote veneers, at the end of the day, you need to be comfortable in the fact that once you have cut that tooth, you have set that tooth up for a life of dental maintenance it never would have needed if you had not touched it in the first place.

It is important to consider all viable cosmetic dental treatment options before committing to veneers.

For suitable candidates, veneers can be a great treatment option, but for others there may be a more conservative treatment option that may be more appropriate. For example, teeth whitening can be used to overcome many problems of colour rather than trying to block it out with a dental veneer that requires the tooth to be cut, likewise bonding can be used to overcome problems of shape without needing to cut the tooth for a veneer. Dr Delac will walk you through the various treatment options available to you to discover the most suitable course of action in response to your unique needs and requirements.